Are the Warriors Giving Up on the Season?
“So we’re just giving up on the season?” one Warrior asked aloud before the game.
Said forward David Lee after the game: “It certainly on paper looks that way. That’s the best way of putting it, I think. We acquired two great players, but from what I heard, (Andrew) Bogut is out for a long while. So, it certainly seems that way. We lost two guys who are a huge part of what we do.”
Management isn’t convinced the trade is a death sentence to Golden State’s playoff hopes. After the win Tuesday, the Warriors have won three straight and are among five teams in pursuit of Houston for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. Golden State trails the Rockets by three games.
The Warriors did not want to trade (Ekpe) Udoh, one source said, but the Bucks would not do the deal without Udoh in it. Figuring Bogut and power forward Lee will dominate the minutes, Golden State was willing to sacrifice Udoh.